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Show Of Hands September 8th, 2012 12:00am

Do you think human beings are the evolutionary descendants of apes (or that we both share a common evolutionary ancestor)? (UserQ)

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09/16/12 9:47 am

Jesus h Mohammed on a Buddha blanket are you guys trolling or what?!

pbgecko Michigan
09/14/12 11:04 am

Evolution has nothing to do with eugenics we are not superior we have just adapted to different environments some times those adaptions can kill remember dodos much

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/13/12 4:48 pm

Do you people HONESTLY think that it's just coincidence that it is so difficult to locate P.P. Clinics in predominantly white neighborhoods, but you see them EVERYWHERE in minority neighborhoods?????

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/13/12 4:46 pm

...the only difference being that instead of applying it to the Jews like Hitler did, she planned to apply this sickening ideology to minorities.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/13/12 4:44 pm

...and at about the same time that Nazi Germany published their sick, twisted Eugenics ideology, a woman named Margaret Sanger sympathized and agreed with this abomination and used it to found an organization that was the FORERUNNER of today's PLANNED PARENTHOOD!

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/13/12 4:41 pm

Hitler may have tried to religiously justify the Holocaust through heretical "Christianity", but it was Darwin's theories that were the basis of his disgusting Eugenics policies which is the BIGGEST cause of the Holocaust.

09/13/12 8:05 am

ExSquid, wish there was a like button!

hokie Virginia
09/13/12 7:45 am

Evolution is as solid of a fact as the fact that the earth revolves around the sun. The ONLY reason anyone would deny evolution is if they are brain washed by ignorant people.

hokie Virginia
09/13/12 7:45 am

And this is a testament to how poorly educated the American public is, especially the deep south. I guess religion really does halt intellectual growth.

dormant123 Texas
09/12/12 8:07 pm

That was a lot better than I expected. Some faith in humanity sustained for a period of time.

09/12/12 7:52 pm

It is a miss understanding of the Darwinian evolution theory. We did not come from apes, we come from the same ancestor.

09/12/12 4:43 pm

Better than I was expecting

09/12/12 3:10 pm

If we evolved from apes, why are there STILL apes?

09/12/12 1:22 pm

There is more empirical and referential evidence of Jesus than of Julius Caesar.

ladyniner81 I hate people
09/12/12 1:14 pm

people blaming Christians for bullshit that happened 1,000 years ago? geez i hate humanity..

09/12/12 8:01 am

You're right. Jesus isn't an asshole, he didn't even exist

cowboy Dawns Highway
09/12/12 6:07 am

Well that's a new low. Calling Jesus an asshole. Real classy. From people that claim to be tolerant. Now tell us about those shifty Jews you Commie.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
09/12/12 4:22 am refute. you're in no position to talk about wether something needs to be proven to believe in it. Where is the proof for god? No where. It's also funny how you have consistently ignored all of my responses to you. So ultimately, thanks a lot Jesus, you @sshole.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
09/12/12 4:19 am

HAHAHA you know Hitler used Christianity to justify what he was doing, right? Christianity has inspired many wars, genocides, and other atrocities too buddy. The holocaust was by no means evolutions fault. Also, we do fucking know. It's a 200 year old proven theory which no one has been able...

ishady 86451132020
09/12/12 1:54 am

Your blaming a scientist for the actions of a madman? But I'm sure you don't blame Jesus Christ for millions who died because of him. Religious extremism at its insane best.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/12/12 1:04 am, ultimately, thanks a lot Darwin, you @sshole.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/12/12 1:03 am

...Adolf Hitler, and Margaret Sanger are who I'm talking about, btw. Sanger sympathized with and was inspired by, Nazi Germany's Eugenics as a basis for her organization that pioneered what is today known as Planned Parenthood. ALL of this goes back to Darwin's theories.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/12/12 1:00 am

In closing, let me just say that I refuse to believe in a STILL yet-to-be-proven THEORY that inspired a man and his country to murder over 11 million people, and a woman to be the forerunner for the abomination of legalized abortion.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
09/12/12 12:53 am

Indeed, Apex. At some point, both sides need to just swallow their pride, arrogance, and stubbornness, and just admit the truth; WE DON'T KNOW

Apex swimming in the sky
09/11/12 11:25 pm

intelligent design. some deity created the first something and science aka a process aka evolution took over as the nurture of it if you may say. so why can't we co exist. it's ok not to know everything sometimes.

iTeach Mos Eisley
09/11/12 8:15 pm

Evolution is a theory not because it hasn't been proven, but because it EXPLAINS how species change and adapt. Gravity is a law because it states WHAT will happen, but not why (which we still don't understand).

iTeach Mos Eisley
09/11/12 6:49 pm

It seems there's some confusion between laws and theories. It's a common misconception that a law is something which has been proven and a theory has not. In fact, a law simply states a consistent observation and a theory explains it. A law says WHAT happens, a theory explains WHY.

09/11/12 3:21 pm

Cdfl- do tell me how you observed evolution

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
09/11/12 1:21 pm

scalzi- in science, the only difference between a law and theory is the generality of the statement. So the law of gravity and theory of evolution have the same validity

09/11/12 11:59 am

I just want to point out that I'm pretty sure gravity is a law not a theory. For anyone who remembers that part of the conversation. Also I don't think people understand how much evidence you need for something to be "just a theory" you need a lot of evidence.

dgookin Arizona
09/11/12 11:39 am

Brrrrrrr - LOL. I envy your bliss. But not really.

dgookin Arizona
09/11/12 11:38 am

Oh sweet Jesus these results can't be real. Somebody tell me this isn't real.

ishady 86451132020
09/11/12 11:16 am

Christian science goes in circles again. They just keep going till they bore the shít out of you and u give up.

09/11/12 9:26 am

But then he must realize that his conceptual unicorn is identical to the desist's god. He's just using the term "unicorn" for the exact being that is otherwise referred to as a deity.

Anther vacuous piece of the godless rhetoric bites the dust.

09/11/12 9:25 am

Unicorns do not possess all those qualities, at least not the human conception of unicorns when we usually talk about them. However, one can conceive of a unicorn that does have those properties, and one may say that the universe was created by that unicorn.

09/11/12 9:24 am

It must be timeless, because it created time.
It must not be bound by the laws of nature, it created them
It must be extremely intelligent, it created a coherent universe
It must be desirous, it desired to create a coherent universe
Those are enough for now, even though there may be more.

09/11/12 9:23 am

On comparing god to unicorns.

Often we hear people ask "how do you know it was god? Maybe a unicorn created the universe"

Good point, now let's look at the necessary qualities of a universe creator.

09/11/12 8:26 am

Verrrry poorly phrased question. Descended from apes -- No. Common ancestor --Yes.

ishady 86451132020
09/11/12 8:13 am

Ok so an alien entity snapped his/her/it's fingers and made everyone from two ppl. That doesn't sound crazy at all.

09/11/12 6:37 am

Except a couple million times more ridiculous.

09/11/12 6:37 am

Which evolution? The one that takes millions of years? I thought humans only lived to about 80.

Observing a butterfly change color and saying you've observed evolution is like watching two toddlers fight over candy and claiming you've watched world war 3.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
09/11/12 4:41 am

Brrrr- evolution is observable as well, and we know why it happens

09/10/12 11:50 pm

People can believe in the phenomenon without accepting any particular theoretical cause of the phenomenon.

Immediately we realize the folly of comparing the accepted phenomenon of gravity to the rejected theory of evolution.

09/10/12 11:49 pm

And in that sense, most people don't know the various theories of gravity, much less believe any particular one. They can still believe the phenomenon of gravity.

The same distinction can be applied to evolution, the phenomenon is the existence of complex, varied life; and the theory is evolution.

09/10/12 11:47 pm

People believe that because they see it everyday, and when they say I believe in gravity, they are saying they believe the phenomenon. The "theory of gravity", as it is called, refers to the cause of the phenomenon, not the phenomenon itself.

09/10/12 11:47 pm

People often confuse the theory of gravity and the theory of evolution. Those are both different things. People who believe in gravity believe the phenomenon of gravity, that is the observable phenomenon that everything tends to go downward, or that massive objects attract each other.

09/10/12 10:40 pm

I do know cubic zirconia is not as hard as diamond so I could scratch it with a real diamond. The point isn't how close it is the point is its not the same thing. We can't make diamonds despite knowing how it's done.

dcsharp29 Wichita, KS
09/10/12 10:32 pm

Gravity is theoretical too; believe in that?